Toronto Water at a Glance

Toronto Water delivers safe drinking water, collects and treats wastewater and provides stormwater management services.

Overview and Services

Toronto Water:

  • Is rate-supported; there is no reliance on property taxes to support Toronto Water's operating and capital budgets
  • Provides service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Provides safe drinking water for approximately 3.4 million residents and businesses in Toronto and portions of York Region
  • Manages safe collection and treatment of wastewater for approximately 2.8 million residents in Toronto and a portion of Peel
    • Collects and treats approximately 397 billion litres of wastewater each year
  • Repairs about 1,600 broken watermains annually
  • Maintains and repairs watermains, sanitary sewer pipes and storm sewers pipes
  • Maintains and services 4 water treatment plants and 4 wastewater treatment plants

Water assets: $9.1 billion

  • four water filtration plants
  • 11 reservoirs and four elevated storage tanks
  • 5,551 km of distribution watermains and 550 km of trunk watermains
  • 64,913 valves and 41,505 hydrants
  • 511,452 water service connections, plus York Region (population served 600,000)
  • 18 water pumping stations

Further information on each Water Treatment Plant:

Wastewater assets: $19.2 billion

  • four wastewater treatment plants
  • seven storage and detention tanks
  • 3,730 km of sanitary, 1,411 km of combined and 401 km of trunk sewer
  • 4,981 km of storm sewers
  • 154,856 maintenance holes
  • 507,548 sewer service connections
  • 87 wastewater pumping stations
  • 371 km of watercourses, 84 stormwater management ponds
  • 1,864 outfalls & 173,370 catchbasins

Further information on each Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Toronto Water is made up of six sections:

  • Water Treatment & Supply
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • District Operations
  • Water Infrastructure Management
  • Operational Support
  • Business Operations Management

Last updated: November 2016

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